Possilpark and Parkhouse railway station

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Possilpark and Parkhouse National Rail
Possilpark and Parkhouse railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Possilpark
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′24″N 4°15′28″W / 55.8901°N 4.2578°W / 55.8901; -4.2578Coordinates: 55°53′24″N 4°15′28″W / 55.8901°N 4.2578°W / 55.8901; -4.2578
Grid reference NS588686
Operations
Station code PPK
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.112 million
2012/13 Increase 0.124 million
2013/14 Decrease 99,180
2014/15 Decrease 97,738
2015/16 Decrease 91,392
History
Original company British Rail
2 December 1993 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Possilpark and Parkhouse from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Possilpark and Parkhouse railway station serves the Possilpark and Parkhouse areas of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Maryhill Line, 3 miles (5 km) north of Glasgow Queen Street. Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

History[edit]

The station was one of five built for Maryhill Line project, which was supported by what was then the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive and completed by British Rail in December 1993. The route on which the station stands is considerably older though, being opened by the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway in 1858 - this would later be used by trains from the West Highland Line to reach the main line at Cowlairs and thus reach Queen Street High Level. The GD&HR's successors the North British Railway built a station to serve Possilpark on the line in 1887, but this was located a short distance west of the present station and was closed to passengers back in January 1917 (though goods traffic continued until 1971).[1] Services initially ran only as far as Maryhill, with the extension to Anniesland being commissioned in 2005.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and westbound to Anniesland via Maryhill.[2]

Since 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on this line (between 09:30 & 19:00).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Railscot Chronology Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh RailwayRailscot; Retrieved 2014-01-15
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 232 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ashfield   Abellio ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Gilshochill